(May 1936)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.
Editing:
William Cook ?
Color:
Color with some Black and White pages
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Paper cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All stories in #1 and #2 are taken from DC's inventory.
Indicia:
The Comics Magazine is published monthly by Comics Magazine Company, Inc., 1723 West 74th Street, Chicago, Ill. Editorial Offices 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at post office, Chicago, Ill., under the Act of March 3rd, 1879. Subscription price: One (1) Year, 12 issues, in the United States and its Possessions, $1.00. Single Copies, 10 cents (in Canada, 15 c).

The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited drawings or manuscripts but will exercise all care in handling same. Drawings and manuscripts, in order to receive consideration, must be accompanied by sufficient postage to insure their return to owner. This magazine printed in U.S.A. and entire contents copyrighted 1936 by Comics Magazine Co., Inc. For Advertising Rates, address William J. Delaney, Eastern Representative. 420 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y., or T. W. Farrell, Western Representative. 180 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Readers will please address all correspondence and subscriptions to the magazine at 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Baseball cover.

[Look for the coupon in this magazine] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Funny Pages (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
{various artists}
Inks:
{various artists}
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The indicia takes up a full page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Chikko Chakko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ellis Edwards
Pencils:
Ellis Edwards
Inks:
Ellis Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
No, No Pepi! He is my last rooster!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Strip borrowed from More Fun Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Mystic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
An entire city freezes with terror...
Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Dr. Mystic [Dr. Occult]; Zator (introduction); Koth (introduction)
Synopsis:
Zator appears to attack the city but only to attract Dr. Mystic's attention. He has come to bring Dr. Mystic through the spirit world to the Seven, but they are attacked by Koth on the way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from More Fun Comics. First installment of the Super Dr. Occult story line that continues in More Fun Comics #14. Synopsis and other updates added by Henry Andrews (2009-04-16).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Koko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
M. MacIntyre
Pencils:
M. MacIntyre
Inks:
M. MacIntyre
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Way deep in the jungles of Africa...
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dickie Duck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Curzon
Pencils:
Matt Curzon
Inks:
Matt Curzon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Why are you cryin' Stumpy
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Skinny Shaner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I wonder if I could feel twice as happy...
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Big Sid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey Gov!
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Children Lost
Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics, Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Captain Bill, with his Rangers hightails for Antelope Gap...
Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

borrowed from New Comics, Capt Jim of the Texas Rangers

Behind the Curtain (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Wallace Kirk
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Cap'n Tripe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Well! Mr. Boneface what is it?
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Porkchops 'n' Gravy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Stahl
Pencils:
Al Stahl
Inks:
Al Stahl
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey, Gravy -- Come on and git up...
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

My Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Let me see now!
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

t'Aint So! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. G. Leffinwell
Pencils:
R. G. Leffinwell
Inks:
R. G. Leffinwell
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
On my annual trip to the great Southwest...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from It's A Dern Lie in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Stamp Collectors / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Prof. Phillip Pace
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Junior Library / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frances Hope
Letters:
typeset

Ridin' Point (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allison, W.M. (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Magic Hand (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
"Presto" Merritt
Letters:
typeset

[Here It Is] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[One of the few really great child actors ...] (Table of Contents: 21)

Walter Tetley / illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Major Lord / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Palmer
Pencils:
Palmer
Inks:
Palmer
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
In his first-flight Frederick Lord landed in Houston, Texas...
Genre:
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Skipper Ham Shanks / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Skipper Ham Shanks and his pal, Poss Fash...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Skipper Hicks in New Fun Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Evidence Eddy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. G. Leffinwell
Pencils:
R. G. Leffinwell
Inks:
R. G. Leffinwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Pull the shade down Watchum...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Sir Loin Of Beef in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Alfy Elephant / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
No more excuses!
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Shocky plus Gus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Do ya wanna go over to th' lumber yard with brother?
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Learn Cartooning / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Crossword Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stanley Ashworth
Pencils:
Stanley Ashworth
Inks:
Stanley Ashworth
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Aeronautical Advisory Service / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Captain Raymond Clark
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Captain Clark answers questions on Aeronautics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Black Lagoon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Say Bill I'm fed up!
Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Castaway Island in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Stubbie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Clyde
Pencils:
Don Clyde
Inks:
Don Clyde
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What's the matter Stubbie?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Time travel-humor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I saw stars...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Freddie Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Curzon
Pencils:
Matt Curzon
Inks:
Matt Curzon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Wham!

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Spunk Hazard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I want my rent now or there'll be trouble, Mr. Spunk.
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Pages are printed in reverse order.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

J Worthington Blimp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey--whut's thet?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

[Professor Nertz can invent almost anything.] (Table of Contents: 36)

Prof. Nertz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Prof. Nertz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hello Prof!
Genre:
humor

Back to Nature With Cannonball Jones (Table of Contents: 38)

Cannonball Jones / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Time Waits for No Man / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Randall (credited)
Inks:
Stan Randall (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I believe that's Eggy over on th' dock!
Genre:
humor

[Boys! Here's a magazine that you should read ...] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Factory to You] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Look for the coupon in this magazine]
  3. 2. The Funny Pages
  4. 3. ["No, No Pepi! He is my last rooster!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  5. 4. ["An entire city freezes with terror..."]
    Dr. Mystic
  6. 5. ["Way deep in the jungles of Africa..."]
    Koko
  7. 6. ["Why are you cryin' Stumpy"]
    Dickie Duck
  8. 7. ["I wonder if I could feel twice as happy..."]
    Skinny Shaner
  9. 8. ["Hey Gov!"]
    Big Sid
  10. 9. ["Children Lost"]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  11. 10. ["Captain Bill, with his Rangers hightails for Antelope Gap..."]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  12. 11. Behind the Curtain
  13. 12. ["Well! Mr. Boneface what is it?"]
    Cap'n Tripe
  14. 13. ["Hey, Gravy -- Come on and git up..."]
    Porkchops 'n' Gravy
  15. 14. ["Let me see now!"]
    My Grandpa
  16. 15. ["On my annual trip to the great Southwest..."]
    t'Aint So!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stamp Collectors
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Library
  19. 18. Ridin' Point
  20. 19. The Magic Hand
  21. 20. [Here It Is]
  22. 21. [One of the few really great child actors ...]
    Walter Tetley
  23. 22. ["In his first-flight Frederick Lord landed in Houston, Texas..."]
    Major Lord
  24. 23. ["Skipper Ham Shanks and his pal, Poss Fash..."]
    Skipper Ham Shanks
  25. 24. ["Pull the shade down Watchum..."]
    Evidence Eddy
  26. 25. ["No more excuses!"]
    Alfy Elephant
  27. 26. ["Do ya wanna go over to th' lumber yard with brother?"]
    Shocky plus Gus
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Learn Cartooning
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Crossword Puzzle
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Aeronautical Advisory Service
  31. 30. ["Say Bill I'm fed up!"]
    Black Lagoon
  32. 31. ["What's the matter Stubbie?"]
    Stubbie
  33. 32. ["I saw stars..."]
    The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed
  34. 33. ["Wham!"]
    Freddie Bell
  35. 34. ["I want my rent now or there'll be trouble, Mr. Spunk."]
    Spunk Hazard
  36. 35. ["Hey--whut's thet?"]
    J Worthington Blimp
  37. 36. [Professor Nertz can invent almost anything.]
    Prof. Nertz
  38. 37. ["Hello Prof!"]
    Prof. Nertz
  39. 38. Back to Nature With Cannonball Jones
    Cannonball Jones
  40. 39. ["I believe that's Eggy over on th' dock!"]
    Time Waits for No Man
  41. 40. [Boys! Here's a magazine that you should read ...]
  42. 41. [Factory to You]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin